Creative Writing Workshop 2014

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Creative Writing Workshop 2014

  1. 1. Creative Writing and Language Teaching Malu Sciamarelli
  2. 2. Creative writing is personal writing where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than simply convey information accurately, effectively and appropriately. It is expressed in an imaginative, unique and sometimes poetic way. Creative Writing
  3. 3. Planning Drafting RevisingEditing The Writing Process
  4. 4. Paper hat
  5. 5. A process through which something new brings about the demise of whatever existed before. Something new kills something older. Joseph Schumpeter Creative Destruction
  6. 6. Classroom - environment free of pre-concepts - writing is not the most difficult skill for L2 learners to master - create new practices - motivate students to want to express themselves through writing
  7. 7. "If I were to teach a child the beauty of music, I wouldn't start with a musical score. We would listen together to the most pleasant melodies and I would tell them about the instruments which make the music. Then, amazed with the beauty of music, they themselves would ask me to teach them the mystery of those little black dots written on five lines. Because these little black dots are only tools for the musical production. The experience of beauty must come first." Rubem Alves
  8. 8. New model of paper hat
  9. 9. Creative Destruction Creative Environment Generation of ideasWriting Peer Critique Revising/ Editing Post Writing The Creative Writing Process Approach (Malu Sciamarelli)
  10. 10. Activity
  11. 11. Creative Destruction Creative Environment Generation of ideasWriting Peer Critique Revising/ Editing Post Writing The Creative Writing Process Approach (Malu Sciamarelli)
  12. 12. Benefits for learners: Language development Willingness to play with language Increase self-confidence and self-esteem Increase motivation Students become more creative readers
  13. 13. And for teachers? Not only models, but co-writers Keep English fresh and vibrant CW teachers tend to be more interesting to be around --> relationship with students CW teachers tend to be better teachers of writing in general
  14. 14. Malu Sciamarelli Email: malusciamarelli@gmail.com Website: www.malusciamarelli.com Asian English Language Teachers' Creative Writing Project: http://flexiblelearning.auckland.ac.nz/cw/1.html The C Group: http://thecreativitygroup.weebly.com

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